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HSS25GFTABB Hotpoint Refrigerator - Instructions

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freezer not defrosting

  • Customer: JOYCE from REEDSBURG WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Only problem we had was when we removed back wall on freezer the couls were totally iced up. After waiting for that to defrost. (3 HOURS) repair went fine. Was kind of hard to get to the part being its a side by side but happy with results

Running hot

  • Customer: Ken from Cloverdale IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The mother board was bad....solder the board and it works like a charm.

freezer was cold fridge wasn't

  • Customer: Chuck from Hebron NE
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Really easy unplugged unit took off back panel in the freezer thawed out coils remover sensor replaced with the new one put the unit back together works fine took about 35 min.

Refrigerator and Freezer were not staying cold. Condensor was completley iced up.

  • Customer: Michael from Oconomowoc WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Emptied Freezer (to get access to panel covering condensor coils and Defrost Thermostat). Pulled off cover panesl. Had to wait for ice to clear from condensor. Replaced Defrost Thermostat (5 min job), replaced panels and was back in business.

Broken plastic on Auger and Chilling Shelf

  • Customer: Karen from Rio Vista CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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The two parts came faster than expected, which was a pleasant surprise. All I had to do was open the box, wash the new parts and place them into the freezer. So easy!

broken door bin

  • Customer: Barbara from Port Charlotte FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Remove broken door bin, insert new door bin

Water from door dispenser had slowed to a trickle

  • Customer: Richard from Mount Pleasant SC
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Initially, the diagnosis arrived at through the help of the "Parts Select" website was that the valve solenoid had failed. I ordered the valve solenoid and replaced it, which was easy to do based on the video help guide located on the "Parts Select" website. But, the problem persisted. In order to verify that the new solenoid worked properly, I removed the output lines from the solenoid and breifly activated the water dispenser. Based on the significant water flow, I was convinced that the solenoid was in fact operating properly. I did not reinstall the original solenoid but I am confident that it was operating fine. So, I have a spare solenoid now. At this point, I moved downstream which took me to the water filter housing. I removed the housing from the refrigerator and reconnected it behind the refrigerator which allowed me to "play" with the assembly. I do not know what the problem was but by pressing the filter harder into the housing assembly, I could improve the water flow. I ordered the new filter housing, which comes with tubes, changed it and the water flows like new.

Water filter and ice maker were not working--needed new filter housing

  • Customer: Sherry from Melbourne FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
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Turn off the cold water at the source. Remove metal plate from back of refrigerator at the top. Disconnect the two tubes that feed the water to the filter at the bottom of the back (behind the cardboard), noting which line takes the "blue" tube. On the inside of the refrigerator, pop off the top of the filter housing and set aside. Unscrew the two screws holding the filter assembly from the inside and pull the old assembly through.. Remove the plastic stopper (unless you are not using a filter) from the new assembly.Thread the new assembly tubes from the inside to the outside and reconnect screws and replace top of filter housing. Connect the new tubes to the water supply and to the refrigerator and tighten the nuts. Replace the metal plate and screws over the black insulated part at the top. Turn on the water and check for leaks. Replace the water filter..If a 68 year old grandmother can do it, so can you.

No water to door but ice maker works.

  • Customer: Randel from Centreville VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Wrench set
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Just as described in earlier reviews, this was the filter housing unit and not the double water valve. To determine which part is failing bypass the water filter unit by disconnecting both water lines and connecting the fresh water line directly to the water valve. If this solves the problem, then you know for sure the filter housing is the problem. The filter housing has a very small tab that pushes open a rubber flap valve when a filter is installed. This allow you to remove the filter without turning off the water supply. Apparently only a very small amount of wear prevents the flap valve from opening fully and allowing water to flow. A small amount of water flow may be evident with the water dispenser but the ice maker will keep working until flow is completely interrupted. Easy fix.

light switch in freezer broke

  • Customer: DAVID from WILLIAMSBURG VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Used small screw driver to pry the top of the switch away from left inside wall of freezer side of side-by-side refrig./freezer; then used pliers to remove the switch; then removed the 3 prong socket and plugged it to new switch and installed it into the inside wall of the freezer.

no lights in frig

  • Customer: brian from coral springs FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
killed power-gently pried out old switch using two screw drivers-replaced faulty switch-and tested OK.

Ice dispnser worked intermitently. My diagnosis led me to the freezer door light switch. Switch operated the light but stopped the ice dispenser. After replacing the switch the dispenser operates every time now. problem solved.

  • Customer: Jeffrey from Poestenkill NY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Little difficult getting the switch out, had to pry wth some force. New installation was real easy.

Both, refrigerator and freezer stopped cooling. Fan was working, but the compressor didn’t turn on.

  • Customer: PAULO from HIALEAH FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First of all, you must watch the video on the partselect.com site. The video helps a lot. Then, you can start disconnecting the power cable; unscrew the cover of the main control board. Disconnected the connections from the old board. Unplug the board with a help of a small plier. Installed the new board, connect all connections back. Put the cover back. Connect back the power cable. Unit is running as a brand new.

freezer and fridge warm

  • Customer: Brian from Bluemont VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
diagnose problem would not come out of defrost cycle researched issue on line with model & serial # found issues with control board and boards were upgraded purchased new board installed in 15 minutes and been working fine

Refrigerator would start. No power to door control panel.

  • Customer: Joshua from Odenville AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I unplugged the refrigerator and removed cover to the motherboard. I unplugged the ground wire and all other connections, unsnapped the board and removed. Snapped the new one into place and reconnected all connections. I used the old ground wires and simply removed the new from the new board. I plugged it up and bam it worked.
All Instructions for the HSS25GFTABB
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